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The Gaspé Peninsula, in southeastern [[Quebec]], [[Canada]], extends between the mouth of the St Lawrence River and the Atlantic Ocean.  
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The '''Gaspé Peninsula''', in southeastern [[Quebec]], [[Canada]], extends between the mouth of the St Lawrence River and the Atlantic Ocean.  
The area is sparsely populated but very scenic with a rugged coastline dotted with small fishing towns and lighthouses. Inland, tree-covered mountains and salmon-filled rivers are even more remote. Gaspé is a popular summer destination for Canadians and international visitors alike with the peak season in July and August.
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The northern area is sparsely populated but very scenic with a rugged coastline dotted with small fishing towns and lighthouses. Inland, the tree-covered mountains and salmon-filled rivers are even more remote. Going southward, after the cape the Atlantic and southern side of Gaspé is a popular summer destination for Canadians and international visitors alike with the peak season in July and August. It is also a great place to visit during winter, especially for those interested in skiing/snowboarding and snowshoeing in the Chic Choc Mountains located in the remote middle of the peninsula.
  
 
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*[[Mont Joli]]
 
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*[[Matane]]
 
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*[[Cap Chat]]
 
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*[[Mont-Saint-Pierre]]
 
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*[[Parc de la Gaspésie]]
 
 
*[[Grande-Vallée]]
 
*[[Grande-Vallée]]
 
*[[Petite-Vallée]]
 
*[[Petite-Vallée]]
 
*[[Cloridorme]]
 
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*[[Perce]]
 
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*[[Grande-Riviére]]
 
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*[[Pabos Mills]]
 
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*[[New Richmond]]
 
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==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
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*[[Forillon National Park]]
 
*[[Forillon National Park]]
*[[Gaspésie National Park]]
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In French, the Gaspé Peninsula is known as La Gaspésie. You will find English speaking Quebeckers and Canadians use both terms. It is a beloved tourist destination for many Quebeckers, who flock their in the thousands to soak up the sun and beauty of the coastline.  Be aware that this can mean you need to book your accommodation well in advance during the high season of summer!
  
 
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French is spoken by almost everyone in the Gaspé as in all of Quebec. Signage is almost exclusively in French only. There are small bi-lingual English speaking communities on the southern coast founded by English Loyalists. The French spoken on the southern coast of the coasline near New Brunswick is of the Arcadian variety. Many French speakers have some knowledge of English.
  
 
==Get in==
 
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By Bus: http://www.orleansexpress.com/Search.aspx, several times per day.
  
 
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*Visit [[Percé|Percé Rock]]. This rock is located in the sea. It is a distinctive shape, elongated with a large tunnel piercing it at one end. It is one of the most frequently visited natural attractions in Quebec. It can be seen from the shore, by boat or walked to at low tide.  If you have the chance to stay a while, view the rock from different angles at different times of the day, as the magic of light highlights its colours in varying ways. A photographer's dream.
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*Bonaventure Island. This has a large gannet breeding colony. Here you can also see cormorants, puffins and murres.
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*Visit the Chic-Chocs Mountains. These are beautiful winter or summer and they contain the only caribou herd south of the St Lawrence river.
  
 
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Check out the Arcadian region of New Brunswick and northern Maine.
  
 
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[[WikiPedia:Gaspé Peninsula]]

Revision as of 19:19, 6 August 2012

The Gaspé Peninsula, in southeastern Quebec, Canada, extends between the mouth of the St Lawrence River and the Atlantic Ocean. The northern area is sparsely populated but very scenic with a rugged coastline dotted with small fishing towns and lighthouses. Inland, the tree-covered mountains and salmon-filled rivers are even more remote. Going southward, after the cape the Atlantic and southern side of Gaspé is a popular summer destination for Canadians and international visitors alike with the peak season in July and August. It is also a great place to visit during winter, especially for those interested in skiing/snowboarding and snowshoeing in the Chic Choc Mountains located in the remote middle of the peninsula.

Contents

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

In French, the Gaspé Peninsula is known as La Gaspésie. You will find English speaking Quebeckers and Canadians use both terms. It is a beloved tourist destination for many Quebeckers, who flock their in the thousands to soak up the sun and beauty of the coastline. Be aware that this can mean you need to book your accommodation well in advance during the high season of summer!

Talk

French is spoken by almost everyone in the Gaspé as in all of Quebec. Signage is almost exclusively in French only. There are small bi-lingual English speaking communities on the southern coast founded by English Loyalists. The French spoken on the southern coast of the coasline near New Brunswick is of the Arcadian variety. Many French speakers have some knowledge of English.

Get in

By Bus: http://www.orleansexpress.com/Search.aspx, several times per day.

Get around

See

Itineraries

Do

  • Visit Percé Rock. This rock is located in the sea. It is a distinctive shape, elongated with a large tunnel piercing it at one end. It is one of the most frequently visited natural attractions in Quebec. It can be seen from the shore, by boat or walked to at low tide. If you have the chance to stay a while, view the rock from different angles at different times of the day, as the magic of light highlights its colours in varying ways. A photographer's dream.
  • Bonaventure Island. This has a large gannet breeding colony. Here you can also see cormorants, puffins and murres.
  • Visit the Chic-Chocs Mountains. These are beautiful winter or summer and they contain the only caribou herd south of the St Lawrence river.

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

Get out

Check out the Arcadian region of New Brunswick and northern Maine.

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